Charlton Named Steward for Narragansett Meet: Will Take Place in Stand with Nuckols and State Appointee, Daily Racing Form, 1944-04-08


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. - J 5 Charlton Named Steward I I For Narragansett Meet Will Take Place in Stand With Nuckols and State Appointee ! PAWTUCKET, R. I., April 7.— Judg* 1 James E. Dooley, president and executive officer of Narragansett Racing Association, announced this morning the complete list of racing officials that has been submitted to the Rhode Island racing administrator William A. Shawcross for his official approval. There are three changes in the list from last season, as follows: Stewards — Samuel C. Nuckols and R. Norman Charlton. j Assistant Steward — In charge of ■ pari-mutuels control, James E. Dooley. Racing Secretary — Mathias C. "Ty" Shea. Clerk of the Scales — Gordon Morrow. I I Placing Judges — Howard G. Reynolds. j Henry Carroll and Gordon Morrow. Paddock Judge — Thomas Steele. Patrol Judges — Harry Fiske, James Butwell and Thomas Steele. Starter— G. R. "Buddy" Wingfield. Racing and newspaper men, particularly 1 1 New England, will hail Norman Charltons appointment to the stewards stand. Charl-tan 1 comes with a fine background in both j racing and the newspaper business, and he has been attached to the New England circuit since racing opened up at Rockingham Park in 1933. A Canadian by birth, though long a nat-1 uralized citizen of the United States, Charlton owned and trained horses on the Canadian circuits many years ago. Twenty years ago he became affiliated with Daily Racing Form and for years has been I I ! 1 j ■ I I j 1 one of their outstanding chart callers. With the exception of one short meeting, Charl -! ton has called the running and order of finish for every race decided in New Eng-I land over the past 11 years. He was a lieu-i tenant in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. Thoroughly familiar with the rules of racing and the workings of racing official departments. Charlton possesses all the essentials of a fine official. Evenly disposi-tioned, with the judicial, analytical mind vitally necessary to a steward, Charlton has a physical gift which will be of incomparable value in his new job — wonderful eyesight. Charlton frequently calls the running of races without picking up his binoculars and it is a commonplace among newspapermen that when Charlton looks through his glasses "he can see a jockey change his mind." Racing secretary Ty Shea, who takes the place of the late Robert S. Shelley, has already been approved by the racing ad- ministrator, Henry Carroll, the other new man here, is an old member of Sheas staff at the Maryland tracks. He is a thoroughly experienced racing man and fills all and any jobs in the racing department equally well. The steward representing the state will be named at the same time the associa-1 tion.s recommendations are approved.

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